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The Old Turner Inn

232 Catalina Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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#1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
There is nothing like the staying at The Old Turner Inn. You'll feel connected to the Island by being hosted by a family that has had roots here since 1878. Located in the heart of Avalon, just one short block from the waterfront, beaches, shops & restaurants, this immaculately kept Cape Cod structure reveals a balance of comfort and elegance to its guests. Sunny sitting porches, in-room fireplaces, private bathrooms, antiques, gallery quality artwork of Catalina scenes, historic family photos, and a grand piano combined with our full, scrumptious hot breakfast and friendly staff... Together, they set the mood for a unique, romantic and relaxing Island getaway.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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I was checking reviews to find a nice hotel for a special anniversary trip to Catalina Island (we lived and were married here 40 years ago) that wouldn't be too expensive and The Old Turner Inn was a wonderful find! Our three- day stay was extremely enjoyable. Food served at the morning breakfasts and the light appetizers at 5:00 varied every day, with a choice of red or white wine being a nice surprise. The small carafe of sherry in our room each afternoon was also added a touch of sophistication. We were a little nervous about how we would enjoy our first stay in a Bed & Breakfast, thinking we might like to keep to ourselves, but we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the other guests who arrived and departed during our stay. Visiting with the owner and hearing stories of his family's life on the island is something we enjoyed and probably would not have had at a regular hotel. The Old Turner Inn is for sale and I have no doubt the current owners will maintain the level of service and attention to detail that has earned them and "Excellent" rating on TripAdvisor. My sincere hope is that new owners will be found to carry on the legacy so we can return here on future visits to the island.
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Response from OldTurnerInn, General Manager at The Old Turner Inn
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Hi Mike & Jan! It was so great to have you stay with us. And we are so glad that you enjoyed the Inn - it's a special place to us as well. Kathleen & Roger
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The Old Turner Inn really does feel like home. We have stayed many time over the last 25 years and just love it. Roger and Kathleen are great hosts and their family has many generations of history on the island that they are willing to share. Their breakfasts are great and so filling that we normally skip lunch. We look forward to our next visit.
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Our preferred lodging is typically bed and breakfasts. The Old Turner Inn did not disappoint and was right there with some of the nicest places we have stayed. I had a few questions when I made our reservation and Kathleen was very helpful. I could sense her sincerity and commitment to assist us with that one phone call. She sent written information that include information about Avalon, how to access things to do and restaurant information. The inn is located 800 yds from the ferry terminal (an easy 8 minute walk) and is away from the hustle and noise of the area on the water. It’s well located within easy walking distance from any place we wanted to go. Kathleen offered to drive us in her golf cart but it wasn’t necessary. The Inn is filled with history and pictures of Kathleen’s family are evident in the sitting room. The inn was immaculately clean and our room very comfortable. Appetizers were served each night. In addition to the perfect location and excellent hostess, the breakfast was a highlight and a great start to a full day of exploring Catalina.
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Response from OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Thanks Judy for such an awesome review! So glad that you chose The Old Turner Inn. It was fun to have you and Ralph here - you did so many neat activities! Wish I could have gone with you for that day at Two Harbors. Great getting to know you! Kathleen
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Kathleen is a welcoming hostess who runs a lovely B & B. The style is Victorian but it has full amenities and a great location. Her breakfasts are delicious and ample. Fresh fruit, home cooked dishes and good coffee with a nice tea selection. There is a lovely appetizer hour in the later afternoon with a choice of wines. The rooms are cleaned each day. Very pleased and will return again.
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Response from OldTurnerInn, General Manager at The Old Turner Inn
Responded Jun 28, 2019
Thanks so much for choosing The Old Turner Inn. It was great to have you. And thanks for the great review - we look forward to having you back! Kathleen
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My wife & I spent 1 night here celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. Had a wonderful time. Very nice & cozy BnB. Our host was wonderful. The location was fantastic; easy walking distance to everything. Room was very comfortable. Enjoyed the port wine in our room! Breakfast was great. Even made it back for wine & snacks in the evening before heading out to dinner. Host recommended a great scuba dive shop. Overall a great experience. Thank you for making our 2nd anniversary so special!
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Response from OldTurnerInn, General Manager at The Old Turner Inn
Responded Jun 24, 2019
Thanks Steve! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you can make it back to celebrate #3! Kathleen
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Turner Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Turner Inn?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Conservancy (0.2 miles), Golf Gardens Miniature Golf (0.04 miles), and Catalina Island Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Turner Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at The Old Turner Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Turner Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Turner Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steve's Steakhouse, Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, and Scoops Catalina Island.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Turner Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.5 miles).